In this episode, Makda is joined by writer and editor Jen Sookfong Lee for a conversation about Jen’s debut poetry collection THE SHADOW LIST. They talk about literary risk-taking, navigating writing (and life) as racialized women, Jen’s complicated but loving relationship with Vancouver, and so much more. Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in Vancouver’s East Side, and she now lives with her son in North Burnaby. Her books include The Conjoined, nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award and a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, The Better Mother, a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, The End of East, Gentlemen of the Shade, and Chinese New Year. Jen acquires and edits for ECW Press and co-hosts the literary podcast, Can’t Lit.You can order THE SHADOW LIST here.Transcript to come.
Jen Sookfong Lee joins Andrew to talk community, winter, and mental health. Andrew gets Jen's permission to put a book down after 30 pages. It's a joy! ----- Listen to more episodes of Page Fright here. Follow the podcast on Twitter here. Follow the podcast on Instagram here. ----- Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in Vancouver’s East Side, and she now lives with her son in North Burnaby. Her books include The Conjoined, nominated for International Dublin Literary Award and a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, The Better Mother, a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, The End of East, Gentlemen of the Shade, The Shadow List, and Finding Home. Jen teaches at The Writers’ Studio Online with Simon Fraser University, acquires and edits fiction for Wolsak & Wynn, and co-hosts the podcast Can’t Lit. ----- Andrew French is an author from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of two chapbooks, Do Not Discard Ashes (845 Press, 2020) and Poems for Different Yous (Rose Garden Press, 2021). Andrew has a BA in English from Huron University College at Western University and an MA in English from UBC. He writes poems, book reviews, and hosts this very podcast.
October 14, 2020 CLC Brown Bag Lunch Podcast - Episode 1 - Jen Sookfong Lee
Writers' Guild of Alberta Podcast
The WGA is proud to partner with the Canadian Literature Centre on their Brown Bag Lunch podcasts. The Brown Bag Lunch readings were always a popular in-person event and now they have moved online. The first episode features Jen Sookfong Lee. Original air date: September 18, 2020.
Jen Sookfong Lee on writing, publishing, politics and the pandemic
Call the Question
CTQ welcomes award-winning Canadian author Jen Sookfong Lee to the pod for a lively, wide-ranging discussion on her diverse body of work, the recent reckonings on race, gender and compensation in publishing (and society), and anti-Asian racism in the pandemic. Jen also shares her approach to social media (and how she uses humour and wit to deliver her message), her take on politics in this intensely political moment, and what the pandemic experience has challenged her to reflect on and reconsider.
Life After Sexual Assault feat. Jen Sookfong Lee and Stacey May Fowles
Fainting Couch Feminists
We're still talking about sexual assault because it's still happening. And although the #MeToo movement has motivated us to have important conversations about sexual violence and trauma, we hardly ever talk about the aftermath of sexual assault. How do survivors navigate their lives post-trauma? What helps them "heal" and "move on"? These questions are central to Jen Sookfong Lee and Stacey May Fowles' new anthology—Whatever Gets You Through: Twelve Survivors On Life After Sexual Assault—as well as to this week's episode. Tune in to hear writers and survivors Stacey and Jen chat with Mica about what has helped them recover (everything from online make-up tutorials to baseball!), why the language we use to describe sexual assault can be misleading, and what we can all do to make the world a kinder space for survivors.
037 Can't Lit — Jen Sookfong Lee and Anakana Schofield
Dina and Daniel invited Jen Sookfong Lee and Anakana Schofield into a literary pop-up shop and recorded Can't Lit Live! In our first live episode we talk about their books, The Conjoined and Martin John, Lionel Shriver, shirts, and of course go on so many tangents in front of an audience. We play a special game: Who Said This in an Interview: Anakana or Jen? and Dina gets Daniel and their guests to share their rage! Do things get out of hand? You tell us.
Can't Lit's endless summer of great guests continues. Dina and Daniel invite Jen Sookfong Lee over for bourbon and book talk. We get into Jen's two novels and Dina's rage, plus we tell tales from bad literary events and share terrible things people have said to us at Q&As.